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Tim BAKER COUNTY PRESS
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splits in openers
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S.,drsday February 24, 2005
Macclenny, Florida 500
Tempora Two Wildcat starters arrested for theft
STwo starters on the Baker Coun- Bowman's name despite his age They stole 32 phones, three phone viewed the man, who said he
S ty High School boys basketball because he has been charged with batteries and computer equipment. bought it from Mr. Mosely.
d irectteam were among three suspects ar- three felonies. Store owner Marcus Woods told Investigators eventually tied
C nearly $4700 worth of cell phones Bowman were selling the phones to uary 30 at 10:15 am, but failed to burglary.
C o A w il and computer equipment, friends at school, activate the alarm system. The arrests came two days at
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call it quits
BY NANCY SZANTO
More major personnel changes
are in the works at the beleaguered
Council on Aging, the most impor-
tant being the not-so-surprise resig-
nation of Director Tonnie Blakely
during the regular board meeting
However, she will not leave im-
mediately, nor will she leave com-
pletely. In fact, she hopes to return
as a board member next fall-with a
primary interest in seeking volun-
teers and fundraising.
"You aren't in any time crunch-
I'm not going to just walk out the
door. On the other hand, I don't
want to stay in this position forev-
er," Ms. Blakely told the board.
The help-wanted ad in this week's
Press calls for applications to be
turned in by March 9.
Meanwhile, Ms. Blakely has
completed interviews and is ready
to hire an information and referral
clerk at the downstairs desk, a case
.management aide and finance aide.
She would have given the board
names during the meeting, but
wanted unsuccessful applicants to
hear it from her rather than see it in
Interviews were scheduled Wed-
nesday with "four strong candi-
dates" for the transportation super-
visor position. Interim supervisor
Cherill Mobley, another board
member, will finish his stint at the
end of the week.
The council's search for volun-
teers has drawn several to help de-
liver meals, and an offer from Glen-
na Fraser of Welcome Home Care
to organize a street corner collec-
tion this Saturday similar to those
by the fire department and school
organizations. Ms. Fraser has also
suggested local churches take a
special offering earmarked for the
council (see letter, page 3).
Donations will be kept in a spe-
cial account, with the board of di-
rectors to approve how the money
The council has also been suc-
cessful in getting several volunteers
for Meals on Wheels deliveries and
as substitutes for the medical trans-
ports. More are still needed, and
the council's transportation depart-
ment will train prospects.
Board members were intrigued
to learn the Faith Bible Church of
Sanderson wants to buy the former
senior center in that community.
They hope the Baker County Com-
mission will consider setting the
proceeds aside toward construction
of a new Macclenny center.
The commission has already
pledged at least part of the money
from sale of the former health de-
partment on South Sixth Street, but
will deduct the $143,677 it had do-
nated earlier this month to pull the
CoA out of its financial mess.
In a final item, the board learned
three former employees tried to
collect unemployment, despite hav-
ing refused other jobs paying the
same or more. Two home care
workers were offered positions at
higher pay with ATF, the private
company which recently took over
that contract, while a former B-
Line driver was offered the Lake
City medical van route at the same
$7.50 per hour.
Ms. Blakely said only the driver
has appealed denial of unemploy-
"She told them she was afraid to
take the route because a rider might
be a convicted felon and retaliate
against her because her husband is
a prison guard," Ms. Blakely ex-
Andrew Jonnson, 18, and An-
drew Bowman, 16, along with Ga-
ry Mosely Jr., 18, were charged with
burglary, grand theft and criminal
The Press is publishing Mr.
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'The theft occurred January 30 at
the Setel store on South Sixth Street,
where Mr. Johnson had worked, ac-
cording to police.
The men used a sledgehammer
to break in through the back door.
Sne following aay, a male custo-
mer who'd purchased one of the
stolen phones went to Setel to buy
a battery for it.
After employees identified the
phone as being stolen, police inter-
me wilucats lost their tinal game ot
the season in the first round of the
Police have recovered nine
phones, battery chargers and a lap-
Blue-grey meet at Olusteefor the 29th annual re-staging
Organizers estimate 12,000 people filed through the front entrance of the Olustee Battlefield in west Baker County, in uniform and out, during the three days of events at the historic
site commemorating the famed 1864 Battle of Olustee, Florida's largest during the Civil War. The view here looks south over the shoulders of Confederate troops massed for a
maneuver during the Saturday afternoon practice-skirmish leading up to the large battle the following afternoon. Behind the Union forces in the background are a portion of the
bleachers set up for spectators; they were full both days. Olustee is the largest re-enactment in Florida and one of the largest in the US, and is held each year on the weekend closest
to the actual date of the engagement won by Confederates, who beat the federal forces into retreat back to Jacksonville.
Five from pared-down list already work at state hospital
7 vie for NEFSH administrator post
As Northeast Florida State Hos-
pital prepared this week to say
goodbye to longtime administrator
Bud Stotler, officials from the De-
partment of Children and Families
were busy on Monday and Tuesday
culling down a list of seven appli-
cants who want to take his place as
chief of the 1150 employee mental
All but two of the finalists are
currently employed there, and one
of the remaining two was until two
Three of them, Steve Kennedy,
Steve Coleman and Joe Infantino,
are currently assistant administra-
tors under Mr. Stotler, who is retir-
ing after 21 years at the helm of the
500 patient hospital south of Mac-
Angela Huggins, a spokeswo-
man in the NEFSH office that han-
dled the applicant screening, said
the three interviewers will send up
three names to DCF Secretary
Lucy Hadi in Tallahassee, who in
turn will recommend one of them
to Governor Jeb Bush.
Mr. Bush will make the final de-
cision, but it is customary that the
secretary's choice carries a good
deal of weight.
DCF plans to name an interim
administrator later this week, and
the permanent choice should be
Fieny crash results in county's 3rd traffic death in '05
Angela War4 21, ofJacksonville was killed February 17 when she lost control of her westbound 1999 Chevrolet on Ihterstate 10 around 1:00 pm.n
FHP Trooper Brian Lamb said Ms. War4 the vehicle's sole occupant lost control and her car veered into the median twice lforrc' r Irturning wit'rl
al times and coming to rest upright facing east in the eastbound lanes near Sanderson. Witnesses told police the car burst into flames as they attempt-
ed to pull Ms. Ward out, but the fire grew too intense.
known in the near future. The de-
partment's seven finalists were
chosen from an initial field exceed-
Here's the list of semi-finalists
who were interviewed on Monday
V Judith Bassett, the current di-
rector of the Bureau of HIV/AIDS
based in Jacksonville. Her bache-
lor's degree is from Slippery Rock
State College in New York, mas-
ter's from UNF in health education
and business, and PhD from UNF
in education leadership-public
Ms. Bassett was at NEFSH for
six years during the 1980s and her
career includes positions in both
the Volusia and St. Johns county
health departments, and with the
state, in adult mental health.
V Mr. Coleman, currently the as-
sistant superintendent for programs
at NEFSH, where he has worked
Dr. Coleman has psychology de-
grees bachelor's through doctorate
from the University of Notre Dame
and his professional experience in-
cludes both private and public
practices in his major field.
V Mary Ann Davies, the current
risk management chief at NEFSH,
and an employee there since 1996.
Ms. Davies has a law degree
from Florida State, and earlier
earned both bachelor and master's
degrees in nursing from UNF.
Her nursing experience includes
the consultant level with Prudential
healthcarc, St. Vincent's Medical
Center and with the Department of
V Joe Inl'anino, who heads up
medical services as an assistant ad-
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Policy tabled for now
BY NANCY SZANTO
Two major land use items were
tabled by the Baker County Com-
mission February 21, both to be on
the March 1 agenda for action.
The first may be the biggest step
the commission has taken since it
ceased accepting new dirt roads for
public maintenance in May 1987. It
will ban any 'new dirt roads any-
where in the county.
Since 1987, developers have
carved out dirt roads in subdivi-
sions, then established homeowner
associations for long term mainte-
nance that had the effect of getting
them off the hook in the future.
That has not worked well, and
groups of homeowners have peri-
manded the county step in.
Now the commission wants to
go a step further by banning any
new dirt roads-and is even consid-
ering making developers improve
existing county roads if their new
subdivisions will adversely impact
But developer Greg Boree seeks
grandfathering of his 400 acre West
Glen Estates off Cowpen Road and
US 90. Mr. Boree said he was un-
aware of a moratorium enacted last
October and had proceeded under
the county's old rules.
"I have about $280,000 in bills
already spent on my road, and I'm
already trying to build it a level
above your requirements-without
paving. It's.got four inch asphalt
millings, just like US 90-except it's
ground up," Mr. Boree told the
He has completed segments at
the north and south ends of Braxton
Road, but the major portion of
about two miles had not yet been
finished when the moratorium took
County planning director Cathy
Rhoden said she informed his then-
partner, Daniel Dukes, of the pend-
ing moratorium. Mr. Boree said the
information was not passed on to
Mr. Dukes has been at the center
of controversy much of the last two
years for a variety of issues: selling
lots during an earlier moratorium,
including one that was inaccessible
so that he had to deed over another
lot with road frontage; changing lot
lines after a subdivision plat was
approved by the county-this led to
the county now requiring all plats
be recorded; one buyer alleged Mr.
Dukes misrepresented when a sub-
division would be developed; de-
laying since October 2003 his offer
to help build a Sanderson railroad
Commission Chairman Julie
Combs seems the most inclined to
allow Mr. Boree to proceed under
the old dirt road rules. She said she
would have given him a "courtesy
call" to warn of the pending mora-
torium had she known Braxton
Road was not already approved by
However, she balked at allowing
Mr. Boree to also be grandfathered
for the remaining roads branching
off Braxton still to be built to serve
approximately 60 homes.
"If he legitimately started this
before the moratorium-and if he
wasn't told-and if he's the only
one..." said Commissioner Gordon
Other board members don't ap-
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, February 24, 2005 Page Two
7 job finalists...
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ministrator at the hospital. He has
a dual role as a substance abuse
program administrator in the Jack-
sonville based District 4 of DCF.
His bachelor degree is in educa-
tion from Florida Atlantic Univer-
sity, his master's from Rollins Col-
lege in criminal justice and foren-
sics. Mr. Infantino has been at
NEFSH since 1989, and his pro-
fessional experience is in both pri-
vate and public sectors.
V Steve Kennedy, another assis-
tant under Mr. Stotler, in charge of
administration. Mr. Kennedy, a
former Baker County commission-
er who served three terms before
retiring six years ago, has worked
at NEFSH his adult life, starting as
a floor aide.
His bachelor's degree is from
UNF in allied health, and he has
some graduate level hours at the
He moved into hospital admin-
istration in 1984 in charge of ad-
mission and discharge, and has
held a number of positions at that
level and above before moving in-
to an assistant chief slot.
V Carolyn Spooner, currently
the staff relations director who has
been at NEFSH since 1988. She
has a bachelor's degree in psychol-
ogy from Bethune-Cookman and a
master's in counselor education
from the University of Florida.
Ms. Spooner has done some doc-
torate level study at UF as well.
She is a former director of the
Bradford-Union Guidance Clinic
and worked as a drug abuse coun-
selor at the UF School of Pharma-
cy. She has some experience in a
private mental health facility.
V Jacquelyn Warren had worked
at NEFSH until two weeks ago, in
a supervisory and consultant posi-
tion over the nursing department.
She has been at the hospital since
Her bachelor nursing degree is
from the University of Wisconsin,
her master's from UF, as is her doc-
toral degree in both nursing and
anthropology. Ms. Warren has also
been a visiting assistant professor
of nursing at UF
Her professional career includes
stints as an operating nurse and an
Army nurse from 1974-83.
The screening panel consisted
off Beverly White of St. Augus-
tine, who works in alcohol and
drug mental health; Sally Cun-
ningham of DCF in Tallahassee
and Dr. Rod Hall, acting director
of the mental health program of-
fice in Tallahassee.
A program and reception honor-
ing outgoing NEFSH Administra-
tor Bud Stotler will begin at 1:00
pm this Thursday, February 24 at
the John J Crews gymnasium on
the hospital grounds.
There will be a formal program
with special seating, and the recep-
tion follows. The audience is ad-
vised to arrive a half hour early.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class
Lawona Williams, daughter of
Walter Jones of Macclenny and
Samuel Johnson of Jacksonville,
recently received the Military Out-
standing Volunteer Service Medal
while serving at Naval Air Station,
P02 Williams is a 1995 gradu-
ate of Baker County High School
and joined the Navy in July 1995.
The monthly meeting of the
Baker County Cancer Support
Group will be on Tuesday, March 1
at 7:00 pm in the meeting room of
the Baker County Health Depart-
All cancer patients, survivors,
their families and caregivers are
urged to. attend the meetings. If
you want to know more about the
group, please call Mag McGauley
Ban on dirt roads?
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pear inclined to accept even the re-
mainder of Braxton Road.
"We did ask if there were any
pending projects when we did the
moratorium. We have a multitude
of paved roads already emptying
onto dirt roads. If we continue to
allow new unpaved roads, we'll
never catch up," said Commission-
er Fred Raulerson.
"I don't want the county to have
to fix Braxton Road in a couple of
years. The board needs to stand
firm at some point," agreed Com-
missioner Alex Robinson.
"Developers build the roads and
then are gone-and historically the
buyers are not happy with home-
owner associations," said Com-
missioner Mark Hartley.
The county also delayed the
proposed creation of a Mixed Use
District that would incorporate
features of both the residential
zone F and planned use develop-
ment land use designations.
Attorney Hugh Fish said he and
attorney Ryan Bailine, represent-
ing Adar Developers of Miami,
want to read the proposed MUD
plan to see how it might affect
plans for a 5845 acre development
along CR 125.
The mixed use district will al-
low increases in residential density
if the developer includes extra af-
fordable housing and recreation,
and requires at least 15% open
space in non-residential areas.
Two large scale land use chang-
es were approved this week for re-
view by the Florida Department of
Community Affairs: 347.2 acres
from agriculture to residential as
the latest phase in Glen Plantation
LTD.'s development along Ode
Yarbrough Road and CR 125
North; Glen St. Mary Nurseries 28
acres from agriculture to commer-
cial at the Interstate 10 and CR
125 South intersection.
The commission approved in-
creased application fees for all
land development. There are base
fees for zoning, small and large
scale amendments, subdivisiort
plat reviews, plus $20 per acre (up
from $5) plus advertising and
Public hearings were set April 5
Abe Hodges, 2.18 acres on SR
121 North, from residential to light
Wayne Mobley, 1.88 acres on
SR 121 South, from residential one
acre to residential half acre.
Joseph and Grace DeFee, one
acre on Beech Street in Sanderson,
from residential to commercial gen-
Marty Owens, 8.61 acres in
Olustee from residential 2.5 acres
to half acre. Also to vacate the
Olustee Manor subdivision plat
Almeda Wallace for a day care
center on Gaskins-Circle in Sander-
Bushman Builders, 10 acres
from agriculture to residential on
CR 23C west of SR 121 North.
Tony Dyer, .four 2.5 acre lots
from agriculture to residential on
the comer of Noah Davis and Rem-
ington roads in Margaretta.
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'Top ten reasons' that
Baker County should
be a Super Bowl site
MY SIDE OF
Anyone who knows me will be
quick to tell you I am a huge fan
of David Letterman and his Top
Ten Lists. Since I can't manage to
stay awake long enough to see
Late Night with David Letterman,
I have to get my Top Ten fix via
the Internet. Every now and then I
am moved to prepare some top ten
lists of my own. Here are a few
that may be relevant to something
Top ten reasons Baker County
should be the site of the Next Su-
10. The Killer Kangaroo would
make a great NFL mascot.
9. Press publisher Jim Mc-
Gauley bears a striking resem-
blance to Patriots' quarterback
Tom Brady. (Can I get that raise
8. Who Needs the NFL Experi-
ence-we've got Heritage Park.
7. If we run out of hotel rooms,
we can dock cruise ships in the St.
6. Think of all the money the
NFL will pump into renovating
5. Paris Hilton in Celebrity Mud
4. All the rappers will swear off
Cristal and Dom Perignon once
they've tasted Baker County White
3. Maybe the NFL will go for
Shania Twain in spandex for the
halftime show. Who cares about
some old football game?
2; Think of the rousing recep-
tion former president Bill Clinton
will receive.when introduced at
1. Willie Nelson and Kid Rock
are already staying at the Econ-
Top ten comments of dog own-
ers at this year's Westminster Ken-
nel Club Show:
10. The Liva Snaps are on the
9. It's okay-I've been spayed.
8. My dog has a jeweled collar
just like this.
7. Hi. My name is Champion
Fast Eddie Glowfoot Leonardo the
Third. This is my dog Blue.
6. I've been eating my dog's
kibbles. Doesn't my hair look lus-
5. No, my dog travels first
class, The crate is for my husband.
4. You know, toilet, water isn't
that bad if you put a few ice cubes
in it first.
3. No, this medicine isn't for
my cholesterol. It's for heart
2. Wanna see me beg?
1. Stop sniffing my butt-I.'m
We love letters,
but we insist
they be signed.
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NEWS EDITOR -Nancy Szanto
NEWS & SPORTS -Michael Rinker
COMMENT Cheryl R. Pingel & Gene Barber
Jessica Prevatt & Laura Harvey
FEATURES & COMMENT Robert Gerard
BUSINESS MANAGER Karin Thomas
CLASSIFIED ADS Barbara Blackshear
Top ten signs you're not going
to make the cut on American Idol:
10. Simon is smiling that wily
9. Are Randy, Simon and Paula
supposed to be playing Texas Hol-
dum while I am performing?
8. Isn't Disco Duck a great
7. I do a fabulous Tiny Tim imi-
tation, don't you think?
6. Maybe I shouldn't have come
to the performance drunk.
5. Why didn't you tell me my
fly was unzipped on national tele-
4. Is hysterical laughter a good
sign from the judges?
3. It's not every performer that
can make Paula's water glass shat-
ter with a high note.
2. No pants.
1. Why are all the neighborhood
Top ten reasons not to be Jeff
10. Another Daytona 500 win.
9. You think that's Pepsi in that
bottle? It's not. It's 30 weight Cas-
8. Those Nomex suits sure do
7. I wish my crew chief would
stop singing Let's Get it Started
over the headphones during a race.
6. Nothing gets a day started
like hacking off Dale Junior fans.
5. Do you think people would
like me better if I called myself
4. I keep getting obscene'phone
calls from somebody named Dar-
3. Waitresses keep asking me if
I want my coffee regular or un-
2. I wish those Queer Eye for
the Straight Guy fellas would quit
1. Being Jeff Gordon.
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Prominently -front and center- on
the cover page of last week's edition of
the weekly version of The Washington
Post was none other than Ed Hall.
The Jacksonville cartoonist has
been drawing for The Press 15 years,
and his work has appeared in The
Post weekly 23 times the past two
years, though never on page one.
"The editor there said she now
considers me one of her cover page
artists; it was pretty impressive,"
said Mr Hall, who also owns a home
design business in the Jacksonville
Ed has in the years he has been
associated with The Press won first
place a dozen times in the Florida
Press Association competition, the
Green Eyeshade Award from the
national journalism fraternity, and
the Florida Press Club award.
Pass the hat
I have read for weeks now the
plight of the Council on Aging,
and it saddens me to think this
valuable service may cease to be.
We in Baker County owe it to
our senior citizens to help them
keep this much-needed facility.
They need this place as somewhere
to go, if just for a few hours, away
from home where they can talk
with people their own age, where
they can play bingo or read a
I feel we owe it to our elderly to
help them. Were it not for them,
where would this United States
A veteran reporter and NBC
Nightly News anchor (Tom
Brokaw) wrote about The Greatest
Generation when the US entered
World War II. The government
turned to ordinary Americans and
asked of them extraordinary things
-sacrifice and heroics.
We are talking about our fathers
and mothers, grandfathers and
Wake up, Baker County! Our
seniors were there for us back
then, and now it's our turn to be
there for them.
What if every church in this
county took up a love offering for
the Council? What if we stood in
the middle of US 90, under the,
stop lights, with a bucket?
I have faith in this county. Why
don't we try it?
Don't go it alone
The Baker County
Cancer Support Group
First Tuesday of month
Baker County Health Department
Fatal crash site needs improving
BY MICHAEL RINKER
A few of weeks ago, a motor-
cyclist died after an accident on
State Road 121 about half a mile
south of Northeast Florida State
Apparently, the investigation is
still ongoing, but whatever the
outcome it's a close call.
The biker was headed south,
behind a tractor-trailer, which was
following a Camaro.
The car slowed as it ap-
proached Mud Lake Road, but in-
stead of turning right, as 99 per-
cent of people do, it was turning
left into the parking lot of the
The biker, apparently unable to
see the car, passed the truck as it
slowed down. He slammed into
the driver's side of the Camaro
when it turned into the lot.
Talking with the Florida High-
way Patrol, I found out about rule
of the road that I hadn't known.
If you're making a left-hand
turn, you must yield the right-of-
way to anyone who may be legal-
ly passing you.
In practice, of course, most of
us look in every direction that an-
other driver could possibly come
from, and no one, of course,
would knowingly turn into the
path of another car.
I guess I just didn't know it
was the law.
The key to this accident,
though, is the phrase "legally
Where the Camaro turned is a
no passing zone; where the biker
likely began to pass the truck is a
I'll leave it to investigators to
figure out how that figured into
What I can say is this: To those
of us who live on or near Mud
Lake and use SR 121 to go to and
from Macclenny, it's no surprise
the accident occurred.
I did a rough measurement of
the no passing zone the other day,
and it begins just about 180 feet
from the intersection.
It should be longer.
A couple of times I was at the
stop sign waiting to turn north on-
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to SR 121 and noticed the gaping
blind spot when someone is pass-
ing in that area.
I figure that at some point, a
driver is going to pull out, think-
ing he or she has plenty of time to
cross in front of a slow-moving
truck only to go head-on into a
hidden vehicle in the passing/no
I can't think of any good rea-
son why the Department of Trans-
portation can't extend that no
passing zone farther north on SR
That would go a long way to-
ward ensuring that a driver can
complete a pass well before the
The situation has already cost
one man his life. There's no rea-
son to think it won't happen
In fact, it's more likely to hap-
pen as traffic in the area increases.
Developers are in the middle
stages of putting hundreds of
housing units on what is now
Blair Nurseries' land, which bor-
ders SR 121 and Mud Lake.
In addition, it appears as
though the abandoned building
the Camaro was turning into is
being renovated into a store,
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ner/copier then used the counter-
feit cash to buy marijuana and
Kyle Duncan of Macclenny and
Adam Mallett, both 17, were ar-
rested February 17 along with Je-
remy Johnson, 32, of Macclenny.
They were charged with coun-
terfeiting and conspiracy to coun-
terfeit money, both felonies.
The Press is publishing the
teens' names because of the nature
of the charges.
The suspects also tried to pass
the fake cash at local convenience
stores, especially after word of
their deception circulated, on the
street and they were threatened by
a drug dealer, said Chief Chuck
Around the first of the month,
Mr. Mallett and Mr. Duncan began
scanning and printing $1, $5 and
$10 bills on Mr. Duncan's equip-
ment at home.
They had to scan both sides of
each bill and carefully line them
up. When investigators had Mr.
Duncan demonstrate his tech-
nique, he was able to line up the
copies nearly dead-on just by eye-
balling it. He said he used an in-
strument while making the bills at
home. It took him only a minute or
two to produce a fake bill.
Mr. Mallett told police he was
with Mr. Duncan on three occa-
sions to manufacture the money.
Mr. Mallett's girlfriend drove
them around, along with Mr. John-
son, to buy drugs. She was not
charged with any crimes.
A clerk at the Exxon on US90
and Lowder Street told police he'd
heard that Mr. Duncan had been
trying to pass counterfeit bills at
the store. ment to pitmny
He also gave investigators the
tag number that led to the girl-
On February 17, a woman
called police to say that Mr. John-
son had asked to use her equip-
Chief Brannan said the sheriff's
office contacted Secret Service offi-
'cials in Jacksonville, who offered
assistance, but deferred to local po-
lice for prosecution because of the
relatively low amounts involved.
Investigator Brannan *ith sample bogus bill and the scanning machine used by the sus-
pects to reproduce it.
Police arrested a Sanderson
man who'd told witnesses he was
going to shoot any deputy he saw.
Christopher Graves, 33, had re-
portedly been drinking moonshine
February 20 and got into an argu-
ment with his girlfriend when she
refused to give him the keys to her
When he threatened her, a
friend of hers called police at 5:54
pm. Mr. Graves grabbed the phone
and threw it at his girlfriend, hit-
ting her in the stomach. He also
threw beer bottles at her car.
He then retrieved a 30/30 rifle
and fired a shot out the back door.
Deputy William Starling saw
Mr. Graves leaving his home on
CR 122 as a passenger in his girl-
The officer stopped the car, but
Mr. Graves refused to place his
hands on the dash board or get out
of the car.
When Deputy Starling tried to
remove him from the car, Mr.
Graves' began hitting the officer's
The deputy then used his Taser,
and he and another officer pulled
Mr. Graves from the car. After a
brief struggle they handcuffed
Mr. Graves was charged with
aggravated assault of a police offi-
cer, aggravated battery of a police
officer, and resisting an officer
with violence, all of which are
He also was charged with bat-
tery/domestic violence, improper
exhibit of a firearm, and using a
firearm under the influence of al-
cohol, all misdemeanors.
In other cases:
Jeffrey Church, 19, of Mac-
clenny was arrested February 17
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Street while police were making a
drug arrest around 2:30 pm.
Mr. Church refused several or-
ders to leave the area and began
yelling and cursing at the officer.
Arliegh Agee, 44, of Sander-
son was charged with resisting an
officer without violence after he
gave a false name during a mid-
night traffic stop at George Taber
Boulevard and US 90.
Mr. Agee didn't have a valid
driver's license, so he identified
himself as Don Agee, his brother's
A few days later, on February
19, Deputy Sgt. Thomas Dyal no-
ticed a report that a man named
"Arliegh Agee" had been arrested
for driving with a suspended li-
The officer checked the book-
ing photo and found it to be his
He cited him for driving with
the suspended license and filed a
charge.with the state attorney's of-
fice for resisting without violence.
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Thursday, March 31st 6 p.m. for comment on the Baker County
Housing Assistance Program's FY2005 Agency Plan Annual Update as
required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The FY2005 Agency Plan Annual Update will be available for review
over the next 45 days at the Program's central office located at:
402 E. Stansell Avenue
Macclenny, Florida 32063
The Public Hearing will also be held at this location. Any person
wishing to comment on the Program's Agency Plan may file his or her
comments in writing with the Executive Director of the Housing
Authority at the address above no later than 5 p.m. March 30th, or may
attend the Public Hearing being held at the central office. All comments
will be considered in preparing the final plan before submittal to the
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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Seeks to continue
One west county church wants
to buy the former Sanderson se-
nior center on CR 229 north, while
another wants to sell the county
five acres to establish a park.
Rev. Videll Williams told the
Baker County Commission Febru-
ary 21 his-Faith Bible Church of
Sanderson wants to reinstate the
meal program and expand many of
Sthe activities formerly provided by
the Council on Aging. In a cost
cutting move, the council had to
quit serving.meals there and se-
niors are now bused to the Mac-
Rev. Williams said his church
members want to serve lunch five
days a week, furnish transporta-
tion, and bring back quilting, Bin-
go and other activities.
"We believe we have the re-
sources to provide services to our
elders, while preserving the histor-
ical significance of the building,"
Rev. Williams told the commission.
He was advised the county will
have to get Vn appraisal and then
call for bids in case other groups
are interested in buying the build-
In the other proposal, Rev. Du-
wayne Bridges wants the county to
buy up to five'acres of its 27.5 acre
parcel owned by Sanderson Chris-
tian Revival Center on CR 229
South. He cited a price of $40,000,
An argument between brothers
February 18 led to the arrest of a
Glen St. Mary man for assault.
Arnold Broughman, 41, had
been arguing with his brothel
Donald Broughman, 37, at the el-
der brother's home on Confederate
When Deputy James Marker ar-
rived at 11:14 pm, Arnold Brough-
man's wife told him that Donald
had stabbed her husband.
The officer found Arnold lying
on the kitchen fleor, but Mr.
Broughman denied being cut.
Deputy Marker found Donald al
another residence and brought him
back to his brother's place.
Donald said everything was
OK, then helped his brother back
into the house.
Once inside, however, Arnold
began to threaten Donald and said
he was going to cut him.
The officer arrested Arnold.
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Combs said would have to come
from a grant since the county is
low on funds.
Rev. Bridges said he has con-
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and Representative Aaron Bean
Sfor support of a grant in the up-
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Sislature. He envisions a com-
munity playground, ballfields and
S perhaps a volunteer fire station.
In other business February 21,
the commission learned its down-
town annex (the former Citizens
Bank building) has yet another
problem: termite infestation dis-
covered when the bugs bored
through carpet in the property ap-
praiser's office area.
Declaring an emergency, the
board voted to add the $6750 treat-
Sment to its existing contract with
Gateway Pest Control. Annual
treatment will then be $350.
The building housing the ap-
praiser, tax collector and elections
supervisor has been plagued with a
series of roof leaks. A leak led to
the collapse of an office ceiling
last year, luckily over the weekend
when employees were absent.
In other bid awards, Farmer
John will continue to supply porto-
lets at the trash collection sites,
and The Baker County Press will
publish the delinquent tax rolls.
Both were the only bidders.
However, the board decided not
to extend the contract with Scott
Kaeck for lawn maintenance.
"We've had some complaints, and
also he's asking for a substantial
increase," advised County Manag-
er Jason- Griffis.
In a final item, the board wants
an explanation from Tax Collector
Gene Harvey March 1 before de-
ciding whether to record up to 43
S tax deeds dating back to 1998.
They are for unpaid special assess-
ments and regular property taxes,
and the amount due ranges from
The county would have to pay a
$150 recording fee for each deed;
property owners wanting to redeem
a tax certificate prior to the record-
Sing would have to pay the past due
amount plus 18% annual interest
t and other fees.
Doctors help deliver new museum
Dr Jose Jimenez was among several local health care professionals honored February 18 during
a ceremony marking the opening of the Baker County Medical Museum offLowder Road south of
US 90. Macclenny Mayor Dr Gary Dopson, who was honored earlier, looks on with County
Commission chairwoman Julie Combs. Dr Jimenez, who now lives in Jacksonville, recently retired
after three decades as a general practitioner and surgeon. The museum is located in a building at
Heritage Park modeled after Paul's Rexall Drugs in downtown Macclenny, which closed in the
Violator gets 12 years
Circuit Judge David Giant
handed down prison time to defen-
dants in three separate cases Feb-
ruary 14, including a Macclenny
man who was sentenced to 12
years for violating probation after
stealing gas at a Columbia County
Travis Miller, 22, will receive
credit for about three years he al-
ready served for armed burglary
He was on probation after being
released from prison. In Septem-
ber 2004, however, he was arrest-
ed for retail theft after not paying
That violated his probation, as
did the fact he had left Baker Coun-
ty without permission and had
failed to maintain a job.
His arrest for armed burglary
came in March 2000 after he
broke into a home on US 90 east,
and grabbed a pistol and two but-
The property owner, however,
got the jump on him and held him
at gunpoint until police arrived.
In the other cases:
James Diaz, Sr. was sentenced
to 40 months in prison witrhcredit
for 132 days already served.
Mr. Diaz, 25, was arrested in
December 2004 for stealing a four-
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chain saw from a neighbor on CR
He had been on probation for
grand theft auto.
Christopher Jones was sen-
tenced to 24 months with credit for
434 days already served.
Mr. Jones, 26, was arrested in
November 2004 for having drugs
and alcohol in-his car when stop-
ped for a traffic violation in Bald-
He was on probation for selling
cocaine and battery on a police of-
Aaron Johnson drew 250 days
in jail with credit for 68 served af-
ter pleading no contest to burglary
and petit theft. He also must serve
three years' probation.
Mikelle Harvey was sentenced
to time served of 110 days after
pleading no contest to aggravated
attempt to elude police and felony
driving with a suspended license.
Prosecutors dropped a charge of
.aggravated assault of a police offi-
Bobby Finley was sentenced
to time served of 25,days, plus one
year's probation, after pleading no
contest to burglary and grand theft.
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$6000 in jewelry, tires stolen
Someone stole nearly $6000
worth of jewelry and tires from a
home on Woodlawn Road Febru-
Paul Crews told police the bur-
glary occurred between 8:30 am
Missing were two diamond
rings, an earring, three tennis
bracelets including one valued at
$3,000, and four tires and custom
The front door frame was bro-
ken at the latch. Police collected
fingerprints and tire tracks at the
In other thefts:
A car reported stolen by Nat-
asha Lee was found wrecked in
Jacksonville February 18.
'Ms. Lee said the 2001 Chevro-
let Cavalier was taken from the
driveway of her Macclenny home
between 12:30 am and 7:10 am.
,When local police entered the
car into the computer, they got a
hit from Jacksonville police, who
reported the car abandoned with
Donald Agee of Sanderson re-
ported February 18 that someone
had taken his bank card and used it
nine different times at various lo-
cations, including Lacy's Kountry
Store in Moniac, Ga.
A total of $316.78 was charged
to the card.
Jama Crow of Macclenny told
police February 14 that someone
stole her bank card and withdrew a
total of $646 from several loca-
Eric Williams of Glen St.
Mary reported February 18 that
someone had stolen five checks
and cashed them for a total of
He said he did not realize
they'd been taken until he started
receiving overdraft notices from
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'Step-Up, Florida' parade emphasized healthy lifestyle
Traffic in downtown Macclenny the afternoon of February 1155 was disrupted briefly for this procession of children and adults walking to
the county courthouse for the local leg of a statewide effort sponsored by the Florida Department of Health to promote exercise as a way of
combating obesity. "Step-Up, Florida" has events planned in all 67 counties culminating February 26 in Orlando when four different
routes converge in Orlando. A special flag announcing the campaign was brought into Baker County that afternoon by a bicyclist traveling
from west to east on US 90.
Truck theft suspect flees
A Glen St. Mary man who may
have accidentally driven away in
another man's truck February 19
was arrested for grand theft auto
and resisting a police officer with
Jeffrey Thomas, 40, was pulling
into the parking lot of Country
Boy's store on US 90 at CR 125
when Deputy David Morgan ar-
rived 5:17 pm.
The officer was responding to a
report of a stolen truck from the
Mr. Thomas was driving a 1997
Ford Ranger when he pulled in.
He got out of the truck and walked
into the store.
The officer went inside and
asked the victim, James Melvin, to
confirm the Ranger was his truck,
which he did.
When Deputy Morgan walked,
Mr. Thomas outside, a woman
who'd been riding with him,
yelled to him, "That's not your
truck, this is your truck," while
pointing at another Ford pickup
parked in the lot.
The officer tried to handcuff
Mr. Thomas, who pulled away.
After a brief struggle, including
being hit with a Taser jolt, he
broke away and began to run.
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Saturday at 7:30 pm, is just what been the king of late night ever
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Deputy Morgan chased him
along CR 125 and shot him again
with the Taser, knocking him
down near the Glen fire station.
Mr. Thomas continued to resist
even after another jolt from the
He ran between the fire station
and Glen St. Mary Town Hall, but
was blocked by a fence.
The officer and a bystander
then took him to the ground,
where they were joined by other
deputies who restrained him.
Deputy Morgan wrote in his re-
port that Mr. Thomas appeared ex-
tremely intoxicated and under the
influence of illegal drugs.
While being transported to jail,
Mr. Thomas told Deputy Sgt.
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He was charged with grand
theft auto and resisting an officer
with violence, both felonies.
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arrested on drug charges February
17 after police found her passed
out at the wheel of her car with the
Diane Michael, 27, was parked
near the emergency room at Fraser
Hospital when Deputy Brad Daugh-
erty arrived at 4:17 am.
When he awakened her, she
raised her head and had a one dol-
lar bill sticking out of her mouth.
She grabbed cigarette packs and
a plastic bottle and stuck them be-
tween her legs.
One of the cigarette packs had
marijuana in it; the bottle had sev-
eral methadone and Xanax tablets
inside. There also was a marijuana
pipe in the ashtray.
Ms. Michael said none of the
drugs were hers.
She was arrested for possession
of marijuana, of a controlled sub-
stance and narcotic equipment.
In other drug-related cases:
Reginald Keith, 18, of Mac-
clenny was arrested February 17
after police found him with crack
cocaine while picking him up on a
warrant out of Polk County.
He was standing on the corner
of South Boulevard and Grissholm
Street around 2:30 pm when In-
yestigator Scotty Rhoden saw him.
Mr. Keith tried to run, but the
officer took him to the ground,
where he saw the bottle, which
contained 3.2 grams of crack.
Mr. Keith was charged with
possession of cocaine within 1000
feet of a school, a felony.
He also was charged with re-
sisting an officer without violence
and possession of narcotic equip-
ment, both misdemeanors.
Melanie Miller, 40, of Sander-
son, was arrested February 16 for
possession of narcotic equipment.
She was driving a truck that had
become stuck in the ditch beside
CR 229 near CR124 when Deputy
James Parham III arrived at 12:49
He arrested her for having an ex-
pired tag and suspended driver's li-
cense. During a subsequent search,
he found a crack pipe in her purse.
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BY MIKE SWEAT
County Extension Director
The Baker, Bradford and Union
County Extension Offices will
sponsor the 15th Annual Tri-Coun-
ty Pesticide Applicator's Update
on Monday, February 28 from
5:45-8:45 pm at Raiford Baptist
Church located in Raiford on SR
121, 15 miles south of Macclenny.
This program is designed specifi-
cally for agricultural producers in
the tri-county area.
Registration opens at 5:30 pm
with a meal at 5:45 pm. Workshop
topics include pesticide law and
rule updates, vegetable pesticides,
mole cricket control, fire ant biolo-
gy and management, forestry herb-
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handling procedures, pasture and
hayfield herbicides and selecting
personal protective equipment.
Current restricted pesticide per-
mit holders will receive up to three
continuing education units toward
re-certification of their license.
Registration cost is $5 per person;
reservations must be made to the
Baker County Extension Office by
Friday, February 25, 259-3520.
Book on Burnsed House over the years
About 100 people, mostly fami-
ly and friends, turned out the eve-
ning of February 18 for the book
signing featuring Taylor resident
Jean Dowling and her If Walls
Could Talk about the Burnsed
The author, a lifelong educator,
describes the self-published 21
chapter treatise as "creative non-
She follows the evolution of the
historic structure through the eyes
of inhabitants dating back to 1822.
"All of the events I describe
actually happened, though I took
some liberty with some of them on
the location," said Dr. Dowling,
whose late husband Morris at one
time owned the Block House that
now is stored at Macclenny's Her-
Neither she. nor her husband ever
lived there, though they were in-
strumental in getting the house on
the National Register of Historic
Places. It was moved once from its
original site off Brown Road to the
farm of Tommy Raulerson, then to
Macclenny more recently.
Mismatched numbers on two officer Kacie Kennedy said they c
documents led the Transportation are still becoming familiar with
Disadvantaged Committee to table the accounting system. a
Council on Aging transportation Ms. Kennedy acknowledged s
reports February 17. several numbers indicate lower c
The more important is the annu- counts than in previous reports. t
al operating report, which tracks a "However, I think it's because we
variety of data based on the total were providing more services than tl
number of trips: the number and were budgeted. So we shouldn't i,
percentage of trips within and out- look at it as a reduction in servic- n
side the county, average cost per es, but instead as living within our
mile, passengers per trip, average budget," she said. t]
passenger trip length, etc. In another transportation item, I
The data also show which agen- Florida Department of Transporta- v
cy fund source is charged for trips. tion officials advised the aging c
But the information turned in council to get an ambulance con- r
November 18 shows 12,132 miles tract for stretcher transports. Until
more than an "updated" report January 1, these were handled (
submitted February 17. The earlier through a Duval County contract. I
document had been sent back for "Actually, Baker County was r
revisions because it lacked the getting a freebie, because it came c
breakdown by in county and out of under Duval's allocation. But Med- s
county mileage. icaid non-emergency allocation is e
Both documents were submitted capitated ($12,700 fixed amount
to the Northeast Florida Regional for the current fiscal year). So now c
Councbi)). fplgie !ranSportajdion, thaL it's our responsibility, aspike d.
coordirnor Dan Masterson. and in stretcher transports would eat -,e
the larger early figure may have into your money," said Senior Re- t
included meal delivery mileage, gional Planner Stephen Jones of c
which should not be included in the Northeast Florida Regional t
the Transportation Disadvantaged Planning Council.
report. The aging council could enter (
There was a similar discrepancy either a retainer or per trip contract
in the quarterly operating report, with an ambulance company, de-
The July-September report had pending on how many stretcher
significantly more miles-8592-tal- trips are anticipated. That figure is
lied to the Department of Elder Af- hard to acquire, since neither Du-
fairs account, compared to 2352 in val County nor the ambulance
the October-December data. companies kept account of the lo-
Since the last TD meeting in cation of pickups. "They didn't.
November, both Mr. Masterson track the county where the person
and finance officer Don Hylton lived, just picked up people," ex-
have left the aging council. Both plained DeWeece Ogden, repre-
interim transportation coordinator senting the American Health Care
Cherill Mobley and new finance Association which includes Medi-
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The Burnsed Block House is
generally considered Baker Coun-
ty's most significant historic relic of
the old Cracker Days before and
after the Civil War.
Its most distinctive features are
small openings in the log walls
hewn out as gun portals in the event
of Indian attacks.
The book signing was held at the
Mathis House on the Glen St. Mary
Nursery, and also on hand to sign
was former Macclenny Elementary
principal Ron Vonk, who illustrated
it. Ms. Dowling also credits a num-
ber of other local people who col-
laborated on various stages of the
Dr. Dowling retired in 1985
from Northeast Florida State Hos-
pital in 1985, where she originated
the children's unit, which no longer
Before that, she taught at the old
Macclenny-Glen High and began
her career in the classroom at the
old Taylor School in 1941. She
holds an EEd degree from the
University of Florida in English
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In an illustration taken from her book, Dr.
Dowling walks down a lane in north Bak-
er County reminiscent of the neighbor-
hood of which she wrote.
reports are tabled
Even if the figures were avail-
ble, they might not be useful
ince any Baker County pickups
would also have included from the
wvo nursing homes or individuals.
Medicaid changes will be on
he' agenda when the Florida Leg-
slature opens its annual term next
In a final item, Mr. Jones noted
he need to replace Transportation
disadvantagedd board members
vho miss meetings. The by-laws
call for replacement of those who
niss three consecutive meetings.
The most consistent attendee is
Chairman Julie Combs (also the
Baker County Commission chair-
nan); in two years, she has missed
only two meetings-commission
secretary Suzanne Rhoden attend-
:d in her place for one of them.
Other local representatives in-
:lude school district transportation
director Gary Pellam, why has nev-
er attended a meeting in the last
wo years; Veterans Services Offi-
:er Herb Hicks, who has attended
hree of 12 meetings; Community
Action Agency Director Dan
Gibbs, four meetings plus one
when Naomi Jones attended for
him; D.J. "Buddy" Dugger, Mac-
clenny Fire Chief but a board mem-
ber as a citizen advocate, one of 12
Other current board members
are Gwen Pra of the Florida De-
partment of Transportation, Chuck
Johnson of the Department of
Children and Family Services, Ta-
lena Hicks of the Department of
Elder Affairs, DeWeece Ogden of
the American Health Care Associ-
ation. Ms. Ogden and predecessor
Sel Gossett have 100% attendance.
Staff members Mr. Johnson and
Jeanie Palmer of the Northeast
Florida Regional Planning Council
also attend the quarterly meetings.
No mention was made of the
six vacant board positions to rep-
resent citizen advocate-user, elder-
ly, vocational rehabilitation, dis-
abled citizens, early childhood
council and private-for-profit.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 99-393 CA
CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE COR-
LETRICIA B. MCINARNAY, ET UX., ET AL.,
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
order or final judgement scheduling foreclosure
sale entered on February 10, 2005 in this case
now pending in said court, the style of which is in-
I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash in the Baker County Courthouse, East Door,
339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida,
32063 at 11:00 am on the 15th day of March,
2005, the following described property as set forth
in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit:
Lot 119, Old Nursery Plantation, ac-
cording to the plat thereof recorded In
Plat Book 2, pages 85 and 85 A-J, in
the public records of Baker County,
ORDERED at Baker County, Florida, this
11th day of February, 2005.
Clerk of Courts
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR AND HOFFMAN, P.A.
708 S. Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Telephone: (305) 666-2299
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The Baker County District School Board will
hold the following public hearing on Monday,
March 21, 2005, at 6:30 pm in theOlustee Volun-
teer Fire Department located at Highway 90,
Approval of these changes/deletions/addi-
tions to School Board policies:
Delete 8.280 (Change Orders)
Replace 8.280 with 8/271 (Change Orders)
Delete 6.310 (Terminal Sick Leave)
Replace 6.310 with 6.32 (Terminal Sick
SThese documents are available for review in
the office of the superintendent between the
hours of 8:00 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through
The public is invited and encouraged to at-
Paula T. Barton
Superintendent of Schools
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2004-CA-0204
CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE COR-
KAREN MALLARD, A/K/A KAREN LEE MAL-
LARD A/K/A KAREN L. MALLARD, ET AL.,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a fi-
nal judgment of foreclosure dated February 17,
2005, and entered in Case No. 02-2004-CA-
0204, of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial
Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida wherein
Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation is plain-
tiff and Karen Mallard a/k/a Karen Lee Mallard
a/k/a Karen L. Mallard, et al., are Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in
the courthouse in Macclenny, Baker County, Flor-
ida, 11:00 am on the 18th day of March, 2005,
the following described property as set forth in
said final judgment, to wit:
North 1/2 of Parcel No. 24, a portion of
Section 20, Township 1 South, Range
21 East, Baker County,.Florlda and be-
ing more particularly described as fol-
Commence at the Northeast corner of
said Section 20 and thence run South
89 34 minutes West along the North
line of said section a distance of 635.14'
to the West right-of-way line of Timber-
land Road; thence South 012 02 min-
utes 06 seconds West along said right-
of-way, a distance of 2302.39' to the
Point of Intersection of said West right-
of-way line with the South right-of-way
line of Osceola Road and to the Point
of Beginning; thence continue South
01' 02 minutes 06 seconds West along
said right-of-way, a distance of 363.68';
thence run South 89d 32 minutes, 10
seconds West, a distance of 300.00';
thence run North 012 02 minutes 06 sec-
onds East, a distance of 363.68' to the
South right-of-way line of Osceola
Road; thence run North 89' 32 min-
utes, 19 seconds East, a distance of
300' to the Point of Beginning.
Together with that certain 1988 Fleet-
wood doublewlde mobile home
ID# GAFLP05A13939CH and
Together with a 1988 Chad double-
wide mobile home
ID# GALH05A13939CH/ttlte# 47053063
and GAFLH05B13939CH/title# 47085322
a/k/a 10930 Osceola Road, Glen St.
Mary, Florida 32040.
DATED this 18th day of February, 2005.
Clerk of Courts
By: Jamle Crews
As Deputy Clerk
FABER & GITLITZ, P.A.
9830 SW 77th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: (305) 662-4110
BAKER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMIS-
SIONERS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
LANDSCAPE AND LAWN SERVICES
Baker County will be accepting proposals for
lawn service for various sites in Macclenny.
Specifics and pertinent information must be
picked up at the County Commission Office, 55
North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida between
the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm.
Deadline for proposals will be at 1:00 pm,
March 10, 2005.
All proposals' must be sealed and labeled as
"Proposal for Lawn Service."
The St. Johns River Water Management Dis-
trict has received the applications) for Environ-
mental Resource Permit(s) from:
Baker County, 55 North Third Street, Mac-
clenny, FL 32063
Application #: 40-003-97381-1
The project is located in Baker County, Sec-
tions 16, 21, 27, 28 & 34, Township 02 South,
Range 21 East. The ERP application is for con-
struction of a surface water management system
associated with paving an existing graded road
known as Claude Harvey Road, a 7.42 acre project.
The file(s) containing each of the above-listed
applications) are available for inspection Monday
through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 am
to 5:00 pm at the St. Johns River Water Manage-
ment District Headquarters or the appropriate ser-
vice center. Written objections to the application
may be made, but should be filed with (received
by) the District Clerk, 4049 Reid St., Palatka, Flor-
ida 32177-1429, no later than 14 days from the
date of publication. Written objections should
identify the objector by name and address, and
fully described the objection to the application. Fil-
ing a written objection does not entitle you to a
Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, Administrative Hear-
ing. Only those persons whose substantial inter-
ests are affected by the application and who file a
petition meeting the requirements of Sections
120.596 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, and Chap-
ter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code, may ob-
tain an Administrative hearing. All timely filed writ-
ten objections will be presented to the Board for
consideration in its deliberations on application
prior to the Board taking action on the application.
Division of Permit Data Services
St. Johns River Water Management District
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2004-CA-145
WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC.
F/K/A NORWEST MORTGAGE, INC.,
QUENTIN GRIFFIS, ET AL,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a fi-
nal judgment of mortgage foreclosure dated Feb-
ruary 3, 2005 entered in Case No. 02-2004-CA-
145 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Baker County, Florida wherein
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc., F/K/A Norwest
Mortgage, Inc., is the plaintiff and Quentin Griffis;
Durden Surveying and Mapping, Inc.; tenant #1
N/K/A Alicia Crow; tenant #2 N/K/A Dustin Gatlin
are the defendants, I will sell to-the highest and
best bidder for cash at the front door of the Baker
County Courthouse at 11:00 am on the 8th day of
March, 2005, the following described property as
set forth in said final judgment:
Part of the northeast 1/4 of the south-
east 1/4 of Section 12, Township 3
South, Range 21 East, Baker County,
Florida being more particularly de-
scribed as follows:
For a point of reference commence at a
found concrete monument on the north
right-of-way line of State Road 23-A (an
80' right-of-way as now established
and also known as Woodlawn Road)
said point lying on the line of dividing
ranges 21 and 22 east;
Thence south 00, 46 minutes, 08 sec-
onds east along said dividing line, a
distance of 80' to a found 'h" iron pipe
on the south right-of-way line of said
State Road 23-A;
Thence north 85Q, 48 minutes, 33 sec-
onds west along said south right-of-way
line, a distance of 117.20' to a found 2"
Iron pipe on the west right-of-way of
Stewart Road (a county maintained
graded road with no apparent right-of-
Thence south 02Q, 30 minutes, 10 sec-
onds west along said west right-of-
way line as monumented and pos-
sessed a distance of 759.23' to a point
which approximates the point of Inter-
section of said west right-of-way line
of Stewart Road, said point also being
the point of beginning;
Thence continue south 02', 30 minutes,
10 seconds, west, departing from said
west right-of-way line of Stewart Road,
a distance of 495.57' to a found '/2" Iron
pipe on the southern line of aforesaid
northeast 1/4 of the southeast 1/4 of
Thence south 899, 12 minutes, 20 sec-
onds east, along said southern line, a
distance of 160.55' to a point which has
28.00' westerly of the aforesaid line di-
viding ranges 21 and 22 East, said point
also establishing the west right-of-way
line of said Stewart Road;
Thence north 15', 36 minutes, 63 sec-
onds west along said west right-of-way
line, a distance of 516.38' to the point
Being the same lands as described in
that certain warranty deed recorded In
Official Records volume 1999, at page
2636 of the Public Records of Baker
Together with a mobile home located
thereon as a fixture and appurtenance
thereto and described as a 1999 South-
ern singlewide with ID number HMST-
14580GA, title number 77798821 and
RP number 12133869.
A/K/A 8116 Stewart Road, Macclenny,
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
court on February 4, 2005.
Clerk of Courts
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
ECHEVARRIA & ASSOCIATES
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
File No.: F04008822
m m m m m m m m m m m
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, February 24, 2005 Page Eight
Mr. Bennett, 67,
Baker Co. native
Durward "Durcy" T. Bennett,
67, of Jacksonville, died February
16, 2005 at his residence. He was
born on September 11, 1937 in
Macclenny. Mr. Bennett was a
member of the Northshore Presby-
terian Church and retired from An-
heuser-Busch (Metal Container
Mr. Bennett was predeceased
by parents William Taft and Jewell
Johns Bennett and daughter Tina
Marie Bennett. Survivors include
his wife of 37 years, Anne Ben-
nett; son Mark Hull (Susie); daugh-
ters Chrystal Bennett, Barbara
Brightwell and Nancy Burgess
(David); brother Erfery Bennett;
sisters Elaine Mazoch (George),
and Ruby Korman; grandchildren
Brian and Alex Brightwell, Ashley
Bennett, Andrew and Kayla Bur-
gess; great-grandchildren James
and Lee Brightwell.
The funeral service was held
February 21 at Hardage-Giddens
Main Street Funeral Home of Jack-
sonville. Interment was at Ever-
green Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
you may send memorials to your
local American Cancer Associa-
dies February 21
Sandra Jeanette Brookens, 61,
of Macclenny died February 21,
2005 at Memorial Medical Center
of Jacksonville. Mrs. Brookens was
a native of Jacksonville and resid-
ed in Macclenny for the past 23
years. She was a Baptist and a
Survivors include husband Rob-
ert Brookens of Macclenny; daugh-
ters Tracey King (Robert) of Jack-
sonville, Kari Hill (Conrad) and
Tina Benefield (Billy) of Macclen-
ny, Jean Beal (Terry) of Albany,
Ind., Lydia Stallings (David) of
Miami, Fla., Elizabeth Shaw (Don)
of Pembroke Pines, Fla., Katherine
Hill of East Moline, Ill.; son Rob-
ert Brookens Jr. (Lisa) of Glen St.
Mary; sister Joan Yates of Sanford;
brother Orrin Mobley of Way-
cross, Ga.; nine grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Thurs-
day, February 24 at 10:00 am at
Guerry Funeral Home of Macclen-
ny with Rev. A.L. Sweat officiat--
ing. Burial will be at Riverside
Memorial Park Cemetery, Jack-
sonville. Visitation was Wednes-
day from 7-9 pm.
4 pm Monday
93 N. 5th St., Macclenny 259-3551
Sunday School: 10:00 am
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Sunday Youth: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pm
Wednesday Worship: 6:15 pm
S John L. Hay, Jr, Pastor
Church of God in Christ
"Crossing your Jordan and
Possessing the Promise"
Sun. Moring Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Service 11:)0 am
Sunday Evening Service 7:00 pm
Every 2nd & 4l1 Sunday
Tuesday Evening Bible Study 7:00 pm
Pastoral Teaching Thursday 7:00 pm
Pastor: Elder Joe N. Cruise
450 S. 8th St.. flacclenny
New Hope for the Comnmnnit/
FIve Churches Road
Hwy 127 Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00a.m.
'Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Even 4" Sunday Night Serice 7:00 p.m.
SI'idell I'illiams -Pastor
Bazil Jackson Clutter, 82, of
Macclenny died February 17,
2005. He was born in Webster
Springs, W.Va. and made Baker
County his home in 1961. He was
a U.S. Army Veteran of W.W. II.
He graduated from West Virginia
University with a master's degree.
Mr. Clutter served in the Baker
County school district from 1961
until his retirement in 1985. He
was a teacher and principal at San-
derson Elementary School, a prin-
cipal at Central Elementary School,
and a teacher and assistant princi-
pal; at Macclenny Elementary. Mr.
Clutter was member of First Bap-
tist Church of Macclenny and its
XYZ Club, and the Retired Educa-
tors Association of Baker County.
Mr. Clutter was predeceased by
his wife of more than 50 years,
Leone Marie Cunningham Clutter;
parents Jack and Matilda Clutter.
Survivors include son Tim J. Clut-
ter (Donna) of Coral Springs, Fla.;
brothers Kenna Clutter (Patricia)
of Canton, Ohio and Glenn Clutter
(Sue) of Thornton, W.Va.; grand-
sons Christopher and Justin Clutter
of Coral Springs; nieces Glenna
Sue and Debbie.
A service was February 21 at V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of
Macclenny with Dr. Edsel Bone
officiating. Interment followed at
Thanks so much
The family of Mary C. Owens
would like to thank everyone for
all the prayers, food, flowers and
words of encouragement during
the loss of our dear mother and
We would also like to express
our thanks and gratitude to First
Baptist Church of Macclenny,
Guerry Funeral Home, Macclenny
Nursing and Rehab Center. Your
thoughtfulness is greatly appreci-
CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN;
Musical group Second Coming
will perform at Cornerstone
Church on February 26 at 7:00
The church is located at the cor-
ner of 7th Street and South Blvd.
W. For more information, call 259-
dies at age 89
Ethel Conner, 89, of Hilliard
died February 19, 2005 at Baptist
Medical Center of Jacksonville
following an extended illness.
Mrs. Conner was a native of St.
George, Ga. and resided in Hilliard
for the past 11 years. She was the
owner/operator of Conner's Gro-
cery for 16 years in Jacksonville,
and was a member of Edgewood
Full Gospel Church.
She was predeceased by hus-
band Dawson Conner. Survivors
include daughters Bertha Taylor of
Jacksonville, Martha Tipton of
Glen St. Mary and Barbara Hicks
(Dwight) of Hilliard; sons Frank
Conner of Bryceville, Gene Con-
ner of Hilliard and Horace Conner
(Diane) of Glen St. Mary; brother
Harley Crews of Baldwin; 16
grandchildren, 32 great grandchil-
dren and two great great grand-
The funeral service was held
February 22 at River Road Baptist
Church with Revs. Roger Taylor
and James Conner officiating. In-
terment was at Emmuis Cemetery.
Guerry Funeral Home of Macclen-
ny was in charge of arrangements.
Asuncion "Siony" Crow, 68, of
Macclenny died February 20, 2005
at the Macclenny Nursing and Re-
hab Center. Mrs. Crow was a na-
tive of Manila, Philippines and re-
sided in Macclenny for 21 years.
She was a member of Church of
She was predeceased by hus-
band Joseph H. Crow Sr., sons
Troy Crow Sr. and Joseph Crow Jr.
Survivors include step-daughters
Judy Freeman of Elizabeth City,
N.C., Charlene Gainey of Lake
Butler, Dana Fabia of Macclenny,
Joey Crow of Jacksonville; step-
son Victor Crow of Macclenny;
daughter-in-law Janis Crow of
Macclenny; 19 grandchildren and
18 great grandchildren.
A service is planned for Thurs-
day, February 24 at the chapel of
Guerry Funeral Home of Macclen-
ny with Rev. Preston Gainey offi-
ciating. Interment will be at Mann-
town Cemeter\. The family receiv-
ed friend ; Wedne'&da)' from 6-8
pm at the funeral home.
The family of Cecil Newmans
wishes to thank everyone for their
prayers, food and flowers during
his sickness and loss. Special
thanks to Todd Ferreira and staff,
Bro. David and Timmy Thomas,
Christian Fellowship Temple, Jes-
sie and Clarice Harvey and friends.
THE NEWMANS FAMILY
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420 E. Macclenny Ave. (U.S. 90 East)
Luther O'Neal, 77, of Baldwin
died February 16, 2005 in Jack-
sonville. Mr. O'Neal was born
March 16, 1927 in Maxville. He
was a US Army Air Corps veteran
of World War II. After the war, Mr.
O'Neal went to work with the ship
yards in Green Cove Springs, and
later worked with Trailways Bus
Lines. Around 1949 Mr. O'Neal
opened O'Neal's Wrecker Service,
and later started O'Neal's Truck-
He was predeceased by parents
John Clayton O'Neal Sr. and Ellen
Mae Padgett O'Neal and great
granddaughter Taylor Thornton.
Survivors include wife Bobbie
O'Neal; son Larry O'Neal (Paula);
daughter Linda Huggins (Rich-
ard); stepchildren Scott Emfinger
(Florence), Robert Emfinger (Chris-
tine), Traci Boyette (Ron), Christie
Rogers (Kurt), adopted son George
Poucher; brothers John O'Neal Jr.
(Pauline) and Eugene O'Neal; sis-
ter Suzie Copeland (Bob); 18
grandchildren and 16 great grand-
A service was February 19 at
Grace Baptist Church with Pastor
Dewayne Jowers officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Brandy Branch
Cemetery with military honors
rendered by the U.S. Air Force.
Pallbearers were George Poucher,
John Barber, Alex Parker, Joe Smith,
John Calley, Wayne O'Neal, Son-
ny O'Neal, Shane O'Neal, Stanley
O'Neal, Mark O'Neal, Bo O'Neal
and Bit O'Neal. Honorary pall-
bearers were Roger Padgett and
Carlos Manning. Prestwood Fu-
neral Home of Baldwin was in
charge of arrangements.
Sanderson Christian Revival
Center will celebrate its fourth
year anniversary with a special
homecoming service and revival.
The homecoming service and din-
ner on the grounds will be February
27 at 11:00 am. The revival with
George McGregor will be Febru-
ary 27 at 6:00 pm, February 28-
March 2 at 7:00 pm.
For more information, call Pas-
tor DuWayne Bridges at 27-JE-
SUS or (386) 496-2816.
CR 127 N. of Sjnderson
Sunday School .10:00 am
Sunday Morning Service 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm
Wed. Night Service 7:30 pm
Where Everyone is Somebody and
Jesus Is the Leader
Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrell
f Mt. Zion N.C.
Hwy. 121 N. 259-4461
Sunday School 10:00
Sunday morning service 11:00
Sunday night service 6:00
Wed. service 7:00 p.m. ,,
THE CHURCH THAT
REALLY CARES! -7'
Pastor Rev. Bobby Griffin
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
-V ed Bible Study
.- ,rr.' .. W Minister
,.'.; Sam F. Kilching
CR 127 N., SANDERSON, FL
SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:00 AM
MONNORNG W SHIP 11:00 AM
SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM
WED. EVENING PRAYER SERVE. 7:30 PM
PASTOR: ORAL E. LYONS
Vineyard of Love Ministry
Located at the corner of US 90 and Lulu Rd. in Olustee
Come grow with us!!
A church where you will feel like family!
will be preaching
at 6:00 pm
at Road to Calvary
on Madison St. in Glen
First Baptist Church
j GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA
Sunday School 9:45 AM Sunday Morning Worship 11 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6 PM
A Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 PM
Pastor Tim Patterson
Perry Hays,.Associate Pastor
Michael D. Schatz, Associate Pastor,
Assembly of God, IInc.
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Sunday, February 27th
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Lillie Mae Goff
dies from accident
Lillie Mac Goff, 82, of Glen St.
Mary, died February 18, 2005 after
an accident. She was a native of
Bliamo't. I l.i and made Baker
County her home in 183. She re-
tired in 183 as a receiving clerk
for J.C, P'nnci Department StIore'.
She was a member of the King-
dom Hall of Jehovah's W\\ii ic.
Mrs, Go ffwas predeceased by
pir.ii l P.n'c\ and illie Barnett
i .I\'!CI :\ her husband of 29 )years,
\\ :rIh.'t Il, (Tf. daughters Alice
Gail I,,.i dand Moddy Gay \\I --
ster; and sister Allene Carver. Sur-
vivors include d.lughll rs Sara
*"l".,.:..I" iT5.,: and Betty Sue
Silnakcr (ti .11 of Glen St. Mary;
sister Hazel Norman of Denham
Springs, La,; 11 iM.ndchildren, 21
:ic.i grandchildren and two great
The fiicra;l service was held
February 22 at V. Todd Ferreira
Funeral Services of Macclenny
Silh Brother Doug A. Behr offici-
ating. Interment was at Union Bap-
tist Cemetery, Suwannee County.
Nipper, 73, of
S died February
19, 2005 at
her home. She
was a native
N.C. and re-
sided in Baker
of her life. She
was a home-
Ms. Nipper maker, and a
Road to Calvary Church.
Mrs. Nipper was predeceased
by daughters Barbara Jean Clark
and Faye Ruth Twiggs and son
David Clark. Survivors include
daughters Mildred Ann Washing-
ton (John) of Jacksonville and
Shirley D. Woods of Macclenn.;
sons Earl Wood (Debra) of Mac-
clenny, Danny Wood and Billy Joe
Clark Sr. of Macclenny, Kenny
Clark of Appleton, Ga., Russell E.
Clark and Allen R. Clark of Bald-
win; 23 grandchildren and 18 great
.- : 'i!t h z ; '..
A graveside funeral service was
held February 22 at Macedonia
Cemetery with Rev, Tommy An=
person officiating, Ouerry Funeral
Home of Maeclenny was in charge
Jessie Twine Sr.
JVtc-ic Lee Twine Sr. of Margar=
etta, Fi.1 died February 14, 2005.
Survivors include wife Katie
Mae Twine; children Vivian Tbmb=
lin, Diane T, inc, Jessie Twine Jr,,
and Julius Twine (Sonia); grand=
children Abravia, Briana, Denzel,
William and iir-dimii, great grand=
children Jonathan, Jonaisha and
Charles; grandmother Willie Mae
Givens; in=laws Curtis Thompson
(Gall), Janie Lee Dixon (i'-mu i,
Harrie Mae Evans, Debra and Lu=
yThe -ervile was held February
19 at Emmanuel Church of God in
Christ with Joe Ruise officiating.
Burial was at Ouilriin; Cemetery
in Sanderson: Brown=Green-Frali n
Funeral Direetors of Macelenny
was in charge of arrangements:
St. James Episcopal Church
Mlnneaste Avo = Maoalenny, Fla.
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Sunday SrvlG 1000- a"
Evolution is a debate with
Debate continues on the issue
of creation vs. evolution. Many
school systems teach evolution as
fact and refuse any mention of cre-
ationism in the classroom.
This is mind-boggling to me. I
look at the human body and con-
sider its intricacies. We are all ba-
sically the same and there is enough
similarity among us to make things
like standardized medicine and in-
surance ratios possible, yet each of
us is so unique, science uses bio-
metrics to secure entry to its most
No two sets of fingerprints are
the same. We can use retinal scans
and voice recognition to determine
one identity from another. Each
body is a complex set of chemi-
cals, and no matter how hard we
try to understand it we are still
light years away from achieving it.
My experience shows a similar
kind of uniqueness among individ-
uals within the cat, dog and horse
species. Though similar, each indi-
vidual animal has a unique person-
ality with its own peculiarities.
dies in Maxville
Dorothy Solomons, 79, died
February 18, 2005 at her daugh-
ter's home in Maxville. She was
born July 17, 1925 in Clay County
and lived in Baldwin most of her
She was predeceased by parents
Walter and Bertha Bell Padgett;
husband Sollie S. Solomon Jr.;
brothers Calvin, William and John
Padgett; grandson Woody Higgin-
botham and granddaughter Brandy
Solomons. Survivors are sons Sol-
lie Solomons (Marcia) of Maxville
and Buddy Solomons of Baldwin;
daughters Carolyn Higginbotham
(Jr) and Ellen Coleman (Donnie)
of Maxville; sisters Sharlene Mc-
Daniel of Deland. Jonell Sullivan
of Jacksonville; brothers Ervin
Padgett of Maxville, Alvin Padgett
of Jacksonville; six zani:ikluidrcn,
10 great grandchildren, two great
A funeral service was held Feb-
mary 21 at Fi'ii Bi rill Cliurth of
Maxville, Interment followed at
Jacksonville Memory Gardens,
Orange Pi-rk.. I'!c ,v w'idl Funeral
Home of Baldwin was in charge of
I consider the vastness of the
heavens with more stars than can
be counted, and the incredible na-
ture of the earth on which we live
with its need for ecological bal-
I contemplate humanity's de-
struction of that balance even with
all our education and scientific re-
search, and my mind can't fathom
how we can think all of this could
"just happen" over millions of
years of evolutionary process.
The other side thinks I am weak
and irrational when I believe a God
I can't see is involved in a process
like intelligent creation. Believing
in God leaves too many unanswer-
ed questions, and that is too un-
comfortable. If it happened with
*some kind of "big bang" concept,
then there is a definite start as op-
posed to a God with no beginning.
If everything came about through
a process of evolving, then there is
nothing I can do about or there is
something I can do about it. I can
adopt the attitude "I have no con-
trol; everything will continue to
evolve and we will become better
and better." Or I can adopt the phi-
losophy, "I can become the best
scientist I can be, and as I under-
stand the process I can intervene in
Either idea is easier than copirig
with an intelligent Being so awe-
some as to create all this-who then
has ownership of it.
Evolution involves no moral re-
sponsibility either. In this theory,
we just exist. We came into this
world as a result of a process of
procreation and will return to the
dust. We have only this time, and
what we do with it has no conse-
quence on anything beyond.
But if there is a God involved,
everything changes. We are now
not alone in the scheme of things,
and if creation has an owner, by
default the expectations of that
owner have some bearing.
Difficult beliefs to reconcile.
Where do you stand in the great
debate, and what are you doing
Don't go it alone
The Baker County
Cmcnrr Support Group
First Tuesday of month
Baer County Health Department
In Loving Memory
of our sister
Forever in our hearts.
BROTHERS & SISTERS
WAYNE GRIFS (DORIS)
EARNIE MAE GRIFFIN
JOE GRIFIS (MAVIS)
BONNIE VARNES (OIS)
FRANK GRIFFs (BONNIE)
HAROLD GRIFIS (ANGIE)
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands rest.
God broke our hearts
To prove to us He only takes the
We love and miss you so very much.
Faith Bible Church will have its
Black History month program Sun-
day night, February 27 at 7:00 pm.
The church is located on Five
Churches Road in Sanderson.
rHE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, February 24, 2005 Page Nine
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The Baker County Press
23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday AM Worship 11:00 am
Sunday PM Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J.C. Lauramore Welcomes All
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Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
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Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Fiendship Tabernacle
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WJXR Radio Service Sunday 8:30 am
Morning Worship Service 10:30 am
Children's Church 11:30 am
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Wed this month
Perry Brown and Stephanie
Carter of Macclenny were married
February 5 at Wayside Assembly
of God in Jacksonville.
Perry is the son of Shirley Young
of Macclenny. Stephanie is the
daughter of Alonzo Carter and
Wanda Wilkinson, and the grand-
daughter of Wanda-Bailey, all of
Gives $200 to
The Macclenny Women's Club
voted February 17 to give the Bak-
er County Special Olympics $200
for upcoming events.
Eight MWC members attended
the Relay for Life meeting held at
the clubhouse. The Relay will be
held April 2-3. The Club is raising
money for its relay team.
Several members participated in
the dedication of Paul's Rexall
Drugs at Heritage Park, serving as
hostesses and donating refresh-
ments. Following the event, they
attended a book signing by Dr.
Jean Dowling at the Mathis House
in Glen St. Mary.
On February 18, five members
attended the District 4 president's
council meeting held in Fernandi-
na Beach. Those attending were
Mary Finley, Frances Frost, Mabel
Brazil, Cheryl Lunn and Claudine
Thanks so much
Ron and Anne Taylor would
like to thank the members of the
Taylor Volunteer Fire Department
and Mr. Jimmy who responded to
the early morning call this past
Saturday, February 12 about the
fire burning behind our house.
Thanks also to Bill Foster and
his crew, who went out of their
way to make things right the next
The Women of the Moose will
donate the Bingo proceeds from
the 5 and 7 pm sessions on March
4 to the Carnival of Life Relay of.
the American Cancer Society
through the Macclenny Women's
Please join us in the fun and
help find a. cure for cancer.
Adult Ed test
The Test of Adult Basic Educa-
tion test will be offered March 3
from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the
Family Service Center next to Kel-
ler Intermediate School. Those ar-
riving late will not be permitted to
take the test.
Pre-registration and payment of
$15 is required no later than March
2 at the Family Service Center.
Please bring the exact amount, as
we can not make change. TABE
review booklets are available. For
more information, call Cheryl
Ward at 259-4110 or 259-7871.
New art league
The Art League of North Flori-
da invites all interested visual ar-
tists and art patrons to its first
meeting Thursday, March 3 at 7
pm at Columbia County Library,
Columbia Avenue, Lake City.
Contact Sharon Taylor at 386-
758-6776 or e-mail Aeroeditor@-
aol.com for more information.
Raker County Middle School 6h grader
Daniel King earned the highest superior
rating at District IV Solo and Ensemble
Competition in AlaIchua Countrlv on Febriu-
ary 5. Daniel, a saxophone player, serves
a's the 6th grade band representative.
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Dental health message to schools...
Pre-K and kindergarten classes at both Westside and Macclenny elementaries got a visit
this month from Dr: George Weeks and puppeteers (employees Catie Crowser, Chris Johns
and Ronda Brown) in observance of Dental Health Month. The team distributed tooth
brushes and other items, along with its message of developing good habits early. This
photo was taken with Kelly Home's class at Macclenny. PHOTO COURTESY OF DRG. GEORGE WEEKS
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for the week of
February 28-March 4
MONDAY: Super@ Bun with milk and juice.
TUESDAY: Sausage biscuit with milk and
WEDNESDAY: Cereal and toast with milk
THURSDAY: Super Bun with milk and
FRIDAY: Sausage roll with milk and juice.
MONDAY: Breaded chicken patty sand-
wich or chef's choice, choice of two: poalto
rounds, lettuce and tomato slice, pineapple with
cake and milk.
TUESDAY: Veggie beef soup with peanut
butter and jelly sandwich or pork nibbler, choice
of two: corn, greens; fruit and milk.
WEDNESDAY: Cheese pizza or pork roast
with rice, gravy and roll, choice of two: green
beans, salad, fruit with pudding and milk.
THURSDAY: BBO pork sandwich or tur
key pot pie with biscuit, choice of two: broccoli,
cucumbers, pineapple with cookie and milk.
FRIDAY: Beef nuggets or fish crisp and
cheese sandwich, both with grits, choice of two:
green beans, slaw, fruit and milk.
4 pm Monday
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Dr. Margaret komeo (right) along withA 2r. Aiha Gruen and
their team together with the aher County Chamber of Commerce
invite you to join them for the BCCC Quarterly Vusineis Social
and to celebrate the opening of 2r. Romeo- new dental office.
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Army National Guard Pvt.
James Newmans has graduated
from One Station Unit Training at
Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville,
Mo. The course of instruction in-
cluded basic military training and
advanced individual training.
PFC Newmans is the son of
Tina Stone 'of Mud Lake Road,
Glen St. Mary and a 2004 graduate
of Baker County High School.
The following activities are
i scheduled in Baker County
schools for the week of February
28-March 4. This listing may be
Incomplete and subject to change
w without notice.
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Notice of Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on
Thursday, March 31st at 6 p.m. for comment on the Macclenny
Housing Authority's FY2005 Agency Plan Annual Update as required
by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The
FY2005 Agency Plan Annual Update will be available for review over
the next 45 days at the Program's central office located at:
402 E. Stansell Avenue
Macdenny, Florida 32063
The Public Hearing will also be held at this location. Any person
wishing to comment on the Authority's Agency Plan may file his or
her comments in writing with the Executive Director of the Housing
Authority at the address above no later than 5 p.m. March 30th, or
may attend the Public Hearing being held at the central office. All
comments will be considered in preparing the final plan before sub-
mittal to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, February 24, 2005 Page Eleven
Norman's pitching, hitting help
Cats to victory at Union County
Lady Wildcat pitcher Ashley to of the inning, turning a lead- ins, crews ano Asmey ateeie.
Lady Wildcat pitcher Ashley tom of the inning, turning a lead- The Wildcats lost 2-0 to Key-
Norman brought the heat on a off single and two errors into a stone Heights Tuesday, but the
frigid night in Union County, strik- pair of runs. game ended too late for details to
ing out 11 Tigers in Baker High's The Cats, however, put the game included too late for details topper.
11-4 victory February 18. game in the deep freeze in the top Results from the game can be
Only three of those strikeouts of the seventh, sending 12 batters found on the team's website at
were called third strikes, as Union to the plate in their eight-run in- http://bchsladycats.tripod.com.
County batters flailed helplessly at ning. The Cats'next games are Feb-
Norman's blistering fastball. In addition to the two-run dou- The Cats' next games are Feb-
She allowed five hits, walked bles by Bradley and Norman, the ruthe next day 24 at hoPaxon against Hilliarch 1
one, and gave up no earned runs in Cats got RBIs from Jenkins and against West Nassau in Callahan.
covn inning. Arzie a nd tnolen bases frnm Jenk-
She struck out at least one bat-
ter in each inning and struck out
the side in the fifth.
Meanwhile, the Cats pounded
out 12 hits, including three in the
top of the seventh when they
scored eight runs to put the game
out of reach.
Sarah Bradley and Norman
each had two-run doubles in the
The Cats, who evened their reg-
ular season record at 1-1, struck
first, scoring a pair of runs in the
top of the third.
Norman and Kassie Crews op-
ened the inning with singles, ad-
vanced on a passed ball, then scor-
ed on consecutive RBI groundouts
by Jessica Jenkins and Jessi Nunn.
The Tigers answered with a run
in the bottom of the inning with an
RBI single following a two-out,
The teams went scoreless until
the sixth, when the Cats' Kylee
Canaday singled home Brooke
Arzie, who'd singled, moved to sec-
ond on a sacrifice and stole third.
Union County tied it in the bot-
BY BOB GERARD
Cassie Kennedy applies the tag just a bit late during a pickoff attempt at first base. The Lady
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more runs in the top of the fourth,
the Cats posted five in the fifth,
more than enough to withstand
another pair of runs from the visi-
tors in the top of the sixth.
Linster and Davis led the Cats'
hit parade with two each, includ-
ing a triple for Linster. They also
drove in three runs each.
The Cats hosted Clay County
February 22, but the game ended
too late to be included in this
The Wildcats' next game is
February 25 at home against Rib-
ault: Game time is 5:00 pm.
The Baker County High
School baseball team split its first
two games of the season last
week, dropping its opener to Mid-
dleburg, 6-1, but rebounding to
defeat Hamilton County 13-6.
Both games were played at
Baker High's field.
Against the Broncos February
15, the Wildcats could muster just
two hits, but one of those was a
second-inning single by Garrett
Milton that scored Kris Linster,
who'd reached on an error. That
run put the Cats up 1-0.
Kelly Davis had the other Bak-
er High hit.Middleburg answered
with three runs in the top of the
third off pitcher Linster.
The senior threw just three in-
nings, giving up three hits and
three runs, all earned. The visitors
then scored single runs in the
fourth, fifth and seventh innings.
Two days later, Hamilton
County jumped to a 2-0 first in-
ning lead, but the Wildcats
stormed back with four runs in
both the third and fourth innings.
After the Trojans put up two
The Baker County High School
Wildcat baseball team will host a
free skills clinic on Sunday, Febru-
ary 27 from 2-4 pm at the Knabb
Sport Complex Little League
fields. This clinic is ideal with pee-
wee (pitching machine), minor and
major league age players.
Instructors will be Wildcat
baseball players and coaches, and
will focus on hitting, fielding,
throwing and pitching. All coaches
and parents are welcome. Please
come early as we will start prompt-
ly at 2:00 pm.
SYLVAN SKILLS ASSESSMENT"
NORTH JAX AVONDALE
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with Kerry Davis during the Wildcats' 12-6 home victory over Hamilton County.
A1- Identify your child's specific needs
with a skills assessment
Get individual attention and
S"" Learn from highly trained and
Benefit from flexible hours that fit
your busy schedule
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, February 24, 2005 Page Twelve
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Washer and dryer, good condition, $75
each. 904-509-9815. 2/24p
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs, very
ornate, fluted legs, rare; small china
cabinet with fluted legs, beautiful piece;
half round foyer console. All pieces are
mahogany wood. Southern Charm.
Two log trailers, four bolster, good
condition, $12,000. 386-752-5104.
Beautiful mahogany twin headboard,
footboard and rails, $295; pair of twin
headboards, footboards and rails, $295.
Mahogany chest. Southern Charm 259-
The Franklin Mercantile is now open
for winter, Friday and Saturdays, 10:00
am-5:00 pm, at the railroad track in
Glen. 259-6040. Ya'll come! 2/17tfc
2003 Pontoon boat, 18' with 50 HP
Johnson, four stroke motor, $12500
firm. 275-3393 or 912-843-2230.
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition..Southern Charm.,
259-4140 -- --- 12.'9tfcr--
Dental Plan. Save up to 80%. $11.95
individual; $19.95 family. 904-275-
4202. Ask how you can get the plan free
and make money. 2/24p
New Zealand rabbits, assorted Ban-
tam chickens and boar goats for sale at
Brannen's Bunny Farm. 275-2177 or
Antique bookcases, stack of 4 with
glass doors, walnut. Southern Charm
Hay for sale. Large rolls, horse quality,
$30. 259-9320. 2/24p
Oils, acrylics, water colors, canvases,
drawing pads and much more! The Of-
fice Mart, 110 S. Fifth Street, 259-3737.
'Dining room set, brand new, paid
$2000, asking $700. 259-7892. 2/3tfc
ANGEL AQUA, INC.
Water Softeners Iron Filters
Sales Rentals Service
Total Water Softener Supplies
~ Financing Available ~
797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny
Box Blade Sod
Ask for John or Chuck
Custom house plans
to your specifications
Qualified Good References
1999 Harley Davidson Road Glide, 88 2000 F150 Ford Truck, 2WD, extended Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Experienced painters needed. Must
motor CI 1450, 15,000 miles, $13,500. cab, loaded, extra clean. 259-4294.2/24p Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will have tools. 259-5877. 12/30tfc
259-1747 after 6:00 pm. 2/24p 2000 H undaI Elantra automatic 4 259-6786. 11/20tfc Ra 's Nur 2
Cross ties, your choice, $5. Contact
James 904-226-5260 or 259-5122.
The BCSB surplus equipment sales are
held every 3 months. The sale date for
this quarter is March 3, 2005, from 6:00
am-noon at 270 Jonathon St. For more
information, please call 259-5420.
Good used appliances, 90 day money
back guarantee. 266-4717.
Early 1920 camel back sofa, excellent
condition, $895.Southern Charm 259-
2002 Honda CBR 600, new tires, low
miles, helmet, $4800, red/silver. 259-
Wonderful bedroom suite, double bed,
dresser with mirror, chest, 2 night
stands, mahogany wood. Southern
Charm. 259-4140. 2/3tfc
Rifle. Thompson/Center Arms Rene-
gade, .50 caliber, black powder, GC,
$80. 259-8188. 2/24p
Firewood, great deals on oak. Call Ja-
son 904-509-0507 or Nick 588-6687.
Strauch Bros. Columbian Exposition
1893 piano, upright carved legs and up-
right sides, 5' high, two keys need string
fixed, $1500 OBO. 259-8384. 2/24p
2 black HJC motorcycle helmets, adult
sizes, 1 small, 1 medium with shield,
like new, $75 each. 259-6865. 2/24p
Mahogany fold down table, unique,
$595; side tables and much more.
Southern Charm 259-4140. 12/9tfc
Coffee table and 2 end tables $50;
sofa, sage and cream stripe, $75; twin
bed with beige floral bookcase head-
-board, $60: 6 diFrr wood dresser with
mirror, $50. 653-1061. 2/24p
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, large table with 4
chairs, all mahogany, can be seen at
Southern Charm. 259-4140. .12/9tfc
6.5 Onan generator. 259-3232 or 219-
16'4" 1996 Critchfield center console
with 70 HP Johnson, foot powered
trolling motor, livewell, fishfinder, power
tilt/trim, galvanized trailer, new tires,
$4500 OBO. 259-4893 home or 259-
3300 work. 2/24
2003 Ford F150 King Ranch, extended
cab, SWB, black with tan leather, 4x4,
36,000 miles, factory extended warranty
to 75,000 miles, loaded, $21,950. 707-
yUUU rYU1 U ,11 [I II I CtUL II1ItU1,, -
door, A/C, power windows, AM/FM/-
cassette, CD, good condition, $6500.
1990 Nissan Stanza, cold A/C, 5
speed, extra clean, good gas mileage.
591-2916 cell or 653-1656. 2/24p
Dental Plan. Save up to 80%. $11.95
individual; $19.95 family. 904-509-
6644. Ask how you can get the plan free
and make money. 2/24p
Do you have a junk car or track you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
Tree trimming removal and clean up.
Licensed and insured. 259-7968.
Clean up crew, haul anything and
clean up anything, reasonable and
courteous service, free estimates. 259-
9018 or 710-5011. 2/24p
A'Donna Jackson's Income Tax Ser-
vice, low prices for quality work, elec-
tronic filing receive payment in less
than 10 days. Call 759-0884 (Glen St.
Mary). 2/24-3/31 p
Horse Gate Trail boarding stables.
pony-moonwalk parties. Birthdays,
teams, clubs, daycares, churches, spe-
cial events. Glen St. Mary. 259-2465.
Music lessons in Macclenny! All instru-
ments, singing, all ages. 653-1737.
McGlew's Tax Service. Individual and
small business returns. 25Q-2500.
For rent: 6x12 dump trailer for rent, will
hold 6 tons construction debris or any
haul off. 259-3084. 1/20tfc
What's under your bed, or in your
closet? I collect guitars. Call Lacy
Crews 259-7325. 1/6tfc
Want to buy small beagle for trailing
deer. Call 259-4150 after 6:00 pm.
Free to good home. Three month old
male Siamese kitten. Pay for the cost of
ad and flea medication. 259-6935.
Free hound dog puppies, mixed breed,
blue tick, walker, red bone and black
and tan mix. 259-7048 or 904-509-
2/10-3/10p SOUTHERN SUN
EE CLEANING SERVICE
Residential & Commercial
Will do carpet
Tree removal Light hauling
We haul or buy junk
cars & trucks
We sell horses
24 hour service
Jesus is the Only Way
Land clearing tractor service
Excavation fill dirt ~ ponds
Brush mowing ~ seeding ~ grading
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The Baker County Press
Experienced sheetmetal roofers,
needs driver's license. 251-5804 or af-
ter 6:00 pm, 259-3757. 2/3-24p
Window replacement specialist/car-
penter and roofer. 591-2791. 2/3tfc
Route sales representative. Alsco
Linen is currently seeking a route sales
representative, must have a Class B-
CDL, clean driving record for past 3
years, some route sales experience
preferred. Fax resume to 904-355-
3251. EOE M/F/D/V Women and mi-
norities encouraged to apply. 2/24p
Excellent opportunity for a motivated,
qualified person in Baker and surround-
ing counties. Experience in sales help-
ful, good PT job with full time potential.
Reply with resume and references to
P.O. Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063.
Experienced A/C and duct installers
and helpers, must have transportation.
Child care giver needed for new pre-
Ecnool in Macclenny. 259-1373.
Part-time housekeeper/cook, 1-2 days
a week, well compensated, references.
Send resume to P.O. Box 598, Mac-
clenny, FL 32063. 2/24-3/1O0p
Drive short haul. Two immediate open-
ings. Home every night and weekend
guaranteed. Average $779-$1019
week, CDL-A required, Jacksonville, Fl.
Terminal. 1-877-428-5627 www.ct-
Ray's Nursery, Inc. is now taking appli-
cations for truck drivers. Must have
Class A-CDL. Apply in person at the of-
fice, Monday-Friday, 8:30-9:00 am.
Hair stylist and nail technician needed,
booth rent or commissions. Call Malissa
at Artisan's 259-8160. 2/3tfc
904-653-2493 evenings 24 hour, 7 day emergency service!
2/10-3/3p Call Vince Farnesi, Owner-Operator
4ACGLEN BUILDERS. .259-2124
Design / Build
Your Plans or Our Plans
Bentley Rhoden -
BUG OUT SERVICE
Residential & Commercial
Lawn & Shrub Care
Damage repair guarantees
Free estimates Call today!
WEST GLEN FENCE
We do Barb Wire
All types of pest control
Call Eston, Shannon, Bryan,
Bill or Philip
Beverly Monds Owner
A &R TRUSS
Engineered trusses for your new
Home Barn Shed Etc.
2" & 4" wells
In-ground pools available
We sell & install
DOUGHBOY above-ground f
Service Renovations Cleai
Repairs -'Chemicals Part,
weedeaters. Call 259-3740. 1/20tfc
Full-time person to do heavy duty con-
struction site clean up. Must have a
valid driver's license with good driving
record and pickup truck for transporta-
tion. 259-2255. 2/3tfc
Ray's Nursery, Inc. has openings for
two order pullers. Apply in person at the
office Monday Friday 8:30-9:00 am.
Ray's Nursery, Inc. has two openings
on Leeann and Brenda's crew. Apply in
person at the office Monday Friday
8:30-9:00 am. 2/3tfc
CNAs, full-time, 11:00 pm-7:00 am,
great work environment, must be team
player. Call 259-4873 or apply in person
at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab, 755
S. 5th St. 2/17-24c
Local home health care agency seek-
ing PRN registered nurse for local and
surrounding areas. Call 259-3111 for
Pier 6 Seafood now accepting applica-
tions for all positions. 259-6123.
Executive Director. The Baker County
Council on Aging, Inc. is accepting ap-
plications for the position of executive
director. This position is responsible for
the overall operation of the Council on
Aging, and reports to the Board of Di-
rectors. The position is responsible for
the writing of all grants to obtain fund-
ing, provides in-house training and ori-
entation for the personnel; develops
and implements needs assessment sur-
veys of the county's elderly. The person
should be familiar with the problems of
the elderly, and be able to operate
within the prescribed policies of the gov-
erning body. A degree from an accred-
ited college or university, and profes-
sional experience in the field ofaging;,or
professional experience in the adminis-
tration and supervision in aging or com-
munity, programs is required. Submit
application to Tonnie Blakely, 101 E.
Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL
32073. Advertising closes March 9,
Travelodge has position available for
night auditor and is accepting applica-
tions Monday-Friday, 8:00a m-5:00 pm.
Applicants need to apply in person and
be willing to work weekends and holi-
days. No phone calls. 1651 S. 6th
Street: '. 2/24c
Now Hiring! Drivers, class A-CDL re-
quired, laborers and foremen for com-
pany specializing in erosion control.
Please fax resume to 275-3292 or call
904-275-4960. EOE. 2/24-3/17p
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, cor-
ner of Shuey and 5th St. Multi fam-
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 1283
Copper Creek Dr. Fitness equip-
ment, grill, bikes, sewing machine,
movies, PlayStation2 games, girls
and boys namebrand clothes, sizes
6-10. No junk- great prices.
SSaturday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 167
Blair St. Macclenny
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 7935 Madi-
son Dr., Glen St. Mary.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, Jerry Circle.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon, 432 Aza-
lea Dr. off Miltondale Rd. Girl's
clothes size 10-12, men and
women's clothing, guitar, gas grill,
plus much more. Three families.
Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm, River
Oaks Circle, 125 S to Andrews, fol-
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 8409 Penny
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 9843 Glen-
wood Dr. Furniture, clothes, toys
and more. Multi family. Rain or
Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am-?,
3rd house on right, Willis Hodges
'Rd.. road between Food Lion and
Winn Dixie. Refrigerator, stove,
freezer, strollers, baby bed, toddler
bed, clothes, furniture, disnes, lots
. more. 259-6557.
SSaturday & Sunday 9:00 am-3:00
pm, 4838 Estate St. Macclenny II,
121 S. past 1-10 to Estate St., 2nd
dnve on nght.
Cashier needed. Apply in person at
Ronie's Food, US 90, Glen St. Mary. No,
phone calls: 2/24c
Back office help and transciptionistI
needed. Dr. Scarborough's office. 259-
Avon. Career or pocket money, you de-
cide!. Only $5 until 2/28/05. Earn 50%.
Call 1-866-665-AVON of 275-3215.
ISR. ...--."' 2/24p.
Truck drivers needed. Experienced
and inexperienced. Great earning po-
tential and benefits. Get home often!
Call AMG toll free 1-866-374-0764.
7/1tfc CONNIE F. WHITE
R Septic tanks, Tractor work.
New systems, Repairs,
Sump pumps, Culverts,
698-E West Macclenny Ave.
(next to Raynor's Pharmacy)
Fall & Winter hours:
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
10 am-6 pm
Saturday 10 am-2 pm
G Land clearing demolition
Fill dirt ponds
Slag hauled & spread
& HOME REPAIRS
Quality work Licensed
14 years experience
Garbage pickup for Bake
Kent Kirkland, Owner/C
graphic design & writing
A&R ROOFING, INC.
New roofs Roof repairs
THE OFFICE MART
Oils, acrylics, watercolors, canvases,
drawing pads & much more!
110 South Fifth Street
DE We service:
L, INC. Refrigerators washers dryers
rcial Ranges microwaves dishwashers
l Window A/Cs
oun SERVICE YOU CAN DEPEND ON
I I I
wo 10 acre wooded parcels on Dink-
Is Church Road in Sanderson,
b55,000 for 1 parcel or $100,000 for
oth. 904-260-3801. 2/17-24p
SBR, 2 BA doublewide near Mac-
lenny Elementary, 2 acres zoned for 2
Lnobile homes. 653-1656. 2/24p
122,000, all brick at the edge of city
limits, 3 BR, 1 BA, large family room,
i12x14 screened back porch, spacious
ackyard, pool with large deck, 12x20
hed, privacy fence. 259-6941. 2/24p
kurry! Limited time, down payment as-
sistance program on land/home loans in
various locations. Call today 783-
5 BR, 3 BA, 3400 sq. ft. on 1 acre,
brick, $295,000. 591-2791. 2/3tfc
Over the Road Drivers Needed
CTL Distribution Inc.
5310 New Kings Rd.
SOTR Avg. 7-10 days out -
~ Get the hometime you deserve -
Immediate phone interviews ~
Apply today & start orientation
Recent grads start @ $.30 CPM
LUDWIG DRYWALL INC.
We are looking for
who are dependable and want
to work in the Macclenny area.
Competitive hourly pay,
based on experience
Residential and occasional
*nina.'~a;^,;ri: aiestaa tigg^ ,
Smoky Mountain cabin with trout
stream near Cherokee, NC, Dollywood
and Maggie Valley, $325 per week.
New apartments available now and
more available on March 1st. 2 BR, 1
BA, $575 per month, $575 security de-
posit. 259-7892. 2/3tfc
1 BR, 1 BA, $200 deposit, $350
monthly, no pets. 259-4460. 2/17-24p
2 BR, 1 BA apartment in Macclenny, no
pets or smoking, $500 per month plus
deposit. 699-1781. 2/10tfc
11/2 acre lot for mobile home in South
Glen. 259-6735. 9/23tfc
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2 BR, 2 BA mobile home, CH/A, $520
per month, 1st, last and $300 deposit,
free trash pickup, water included. 259-
Furnished, 1 BR upstairs apartment
with private downtown parking, $400
per month, 1st and last month, $50 util-
ity deposit and $50 cleanup deposit,
pre-payment, references required. 259-
2 BR, 1 BA home, downtown Mac-
clenny, newly remodeled, no pets or
smoking, $675 month, + deposit. 699-
2 BA, 1 BA house, CH/A, large sun-
room, $650 per month, $325 deposit, no
pets. 259-3241 leave message. 2/24c
Available now. Large 2 BR, 2 BA sin-
glewide, new carpet, refrigerator, well
Actively seeking qualified Managers
for area locations.
Resumes may be faxed to (386) 755-2296
or applications may be obtained at any location.
and septic. $575 per month, 1st, last
and $300 escrow. 259-5877.
Used singlewide, 3 BR, 2 BA, $7000.
Call Keith 607-8107. 2/24-3/3p
For sale or rent. 1999 3 BR, 2 BA. 259-
3232 or 509-5065. 2/24p
Save $8K. 2004 Merit, 3 BR, 2 BA,
1500 sq. ft., all upgrades, appliances,
CH/A, garden tub, walk in closets,
$45,900. 259-6485. 2/24-3/3p
2" & 4" Wells'
Call Roger or Roger Dale
Family Owned & Operated
Licensed & Insured
FULL TIME CUSTOMER
Local agency has immedi-
ate opening for the right
person who possesses
good office and computer
skills. Afternoons Monday
Friday. Must be motivated
to learn skills necessary to
be licensed as Insurance
CR. Potential for full time
Reply in confidence by
faxing resume to 259-3987.
WE SELL PROPERTY FAST!!
LET US SELL YOURS...
Deep Water- 60 beautiful acres
on the St. Mary's River. Many native
palm trees. This unique property was
once a deep water port for sailing
ships. Secluded with its own private
road. Located next to the world
famous White Oak Plantation in
Nassau County. If you are looking
for a private estate site, this is it.
Shown to qualified buyers by appt.
only. Priced at $3,500,000
Convenient to Gainesville or Lake
City- Immaculate 1489 sq. ft., 3
BR, 2 BA doublewide recently
wall Jfa nearly
new t new
roof and large (well built) deck.
Nice 3 acre lot with creek on the
back. Located on SW 57th Trail in
Union County. $92500 Reduced
Land- Located in Lancaster Glen
41/2 miles west of Macclenny. Easy
access to US Hwy. 90 and 1-10.
Lot #1- 11.74 acres $76,310
Lot #6- 10.01 acres $65,000
Lot #13- 10 acres $45,000
Lot #15- 10 acres $65,000
Lot #21- 25.42 acres $101,680
Mobile Home Park- 5 sin-
glewide mobile homes, each on a
75x125 lot plus one 75x125 rental
lot. D ...,; ..... 1 5 per
100 o occupied o s ave nice
shade trees. Located near schools in
Hilliard (Nassau Cty.) Priced to sell
at $150,000 No owner financing.
2 Bedroom Home on US 90
in Baldwin. Good investment
property or starter home. priced
for quick sale $42,000.
ALWAYS LOW PRICES- L
in Macclenny, Florida
is now accepting applications for
Please apply in person at:
2686 Commerce Road
Call 904-653-4000 ext. 5099 for directions.
13.5 Acres Located on paved road
in Glen St. Mary, zoned agricultural
7.5. Bring your horses and mobile
home pf build your dream home.
Nice Building Lot- 1.05 acre in
Oakridge (Off of Bob Burnsed Rd.)
North of Glen St. Mary. Partially
Higed and dry with some trees.
Priced at $29,900
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath doublewide
mobile home. Lot is over 1 acre.
Located on Yellow Water Rd. in
Duval County. Must see to appreci-
ate. $8,000 Reduced to $77,500
Lot on St. Mary's River, con-
veniently located between Glen
St. Mary and Macclenny. This
heavenly wooded lot is restricted
to site built homes only 3/4 acre +
priced at $34,000.
town atmosphere with
TForest Prk '
I-10 west to SR 228 north of Macclenny.
Affordable living with:
distinct models and elevations to choose from.
* Full stucco exterior.
* Concrete block construction.
* No money down programs available from MFC Mortgage.
* From the $130's.
* Convenient to downtown and just 20 minutes from 1-295.
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